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There’s nothing worse than feeling bloated and uncomfortable amiright!? It’s often the cause of what we are eating and drinking along with lack of sleep. To get back on track and beat the dreaded bloat I’ve got just the trick!
My yoga teacher bid Namaste and shared this recipe at the end of practice she said, “CCF. This is all you need to remember: 1 Tablespoon Fennel, 1 Tablespoon Coriander and 1 Tablespoon Cumin.”
WHAT IS IT?
It’s a tea with SUPERPOWERS!
CCF stands for the three herbs in the tea: Cumin, Coriander, and Fennel, which are common Indian culinary herbs that many people will already have in their kitchen spice rack.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
Drinking CCF tea will…
-Bring your body and mind into balance of your natural state.
-Helps aid the digestive system and support the absorption of nutrients in your body.
-Relieve indigestion (and prevents it from happening in the first place)
-Decrease gas and bloating after eating, and gently kindles one’s overall digestive fire, so digestive capacity is improved over the long run.
-Gently cleanses from within flushing your body from toxins
HOW DO YOU MAKE IT?
-1 Tablespoon whole fennel seeds
-1 Tablespoon whole coriander seeds
-1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
-6 cups water
Combine the seeds and water in a pot, cover with a lid, and bring to a boil on the stove top. Turn to low, and very gently simmer for 20 minutes, keeping the pot covered. After 20 minutes, remove from heat, and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Strain the herbs, and drink warm or hot before or after meals. This tea can also be sipped throughout the day to keep your digestive system ‘enkindled’, and happily churning along.
It was Monday night and I was beginning to awaken my limbs out of Savasana. I rolled over to my chosen side and blossomed up into Anjali mudra; opening my heart while offering my thanks and gratitude in the form of Namaste. On this particular night my yoga instructor parted ways by offering up a recipe. She said “C C F this is all you need to remember: 1 Tablespoon fennel, 1 Tablespoon coriander and 1 Tablespoon cumin.” Simmer the spices in water, drink and enjoy the benefits of this Ayurvedic recipe.
CCF Tea Recipe
1 Tablespoon whole fennel seeds
1 Tablespoon whole coriander seeds
1 Tablespoon cumin seeds
6 cups water
Boil the water in a pot. Add the spices and simmer at least 10 minutes. Strain into your favorite mug or thermos and enjoy!
(I have not tried this myself but hear that CCF tea is great iced during the warmer months.)